31 days in India Itinerary

31 days in India Itinerary

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1
Amritsar
— 3 nights
2
Chandigarh
— 1 night
3
Kasauli
— 1 night
4
Shimla
— 4 nights
5
Kullu
— 3 nights
6
Manali
— 4 nights
7
Kangra
— 2 nights
8
Dharamsala
— 3 nights
9
Jammu City
— 1 night
10
Katra
— 2 nights
11
Pahalgam
— 4 nights
12
Srinagar
— 2 nights

3
nights
Amritsar

Amritsar ©
A holy city, Amritsar stands as the spiritual and cultural capital of Sikhism, and the location of the religion's most revered and holiest shrine.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Wagah, War Memorial & Museum and Akal Takht. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Harmandir Sahib, admire the natural beauty at Jallianwala Bagh, take an in-depth tour of The Partition Museum, and appreciate the history behind Maharaja Ranjit Singh Statue.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Amritsar travel route planner.

Ahmedabad to Amritsar is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in December: high temperatures in Amritsar hover around °C and lows are around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Chandigarh.

Things to do in Amritsar

Museums Historic Sites Nightlife
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Harmandir Sahib ©
Harmandir Sahib
Wagah ©
Wagah
Jallianwala Bagh ©
Jallianwala Bagh

1
night
Chandigarh

Chandigarh ©
Leading the post-independence development of the country, Chandigarh represents the first planned city built after the colonial-era ended.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Timber Trail. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Urban Theka, walk around The Rock Garden of Chandigarh, explore the activities along Sukhna Lake, thenadmire the natural beauty at Chandigarh Rose Garden, and finally ponder the design of Musical Fountain.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chandigarh day trip planning app.

You can drive from Amritsar to Chandigarh in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Amritsar in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chandigarh, with lows around °C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kasauli.

Things to do in Chandigarh

Parks Nature
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Sukhna Lake ©
Sukhna Lake
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh ©
The Rock Garden of Chandigarh
Chandigarh Rose Garden ©
Chandigarh Rose Garden

1
night
Kasauli

Kasauli ©
Developed during the British colonial era, the small hill station of Kasauli remains mostly known for its connection to Lord Hanuman, the monkey god.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Gilbert Trail, Manki Point and Monkey Point. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Gilbert Trail, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manki Point, thentake in the awesome beauty at Monkey Point, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Sunset Point.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kasauli itinerary maker website.

Drive from Chandigarh to Kasauli in 2 hours. December in Kasauli sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 6th (Mon) before leaving for Shimla.

Things to do in Kasauli

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Khetarpal Marg
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:
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Gilbert Trail ©
Gilbert Trail
Sunset Point ©
Sunset Point

4
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Lakkar Bazaar as well as Annandale Ground. Venture out of the city with trips to Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple (in Chail) and Tara Devi Temple (in Taradevi). Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to The Mall, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Jakhoo Hill, and gain insight at Indian Institute of Advanced Study.

To find photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Shimla sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kasauli to Shimla by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kullu.

Things to do in Shimla

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Stoned Kumbh Shiv Temple, Tara Devi Temple
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 10:
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Kufri Fun World ©
Kufri Fun World
The Mall ©
The Mall
Jakhu Temple ©
Jakhu Temple

3
nights
Kullu

Kullu ©
Kullu tourism thrives thanks to the area's temples and majestic hills, covered in apple forests and deodar trees.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Naina Bhagwati Mandir as well as Hot Water Spring. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Tirthan Valley and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ramchandra Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kullu driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Shimla to Kullu in 6.5 hours. On the 13th (Mon), you're off to Manali.

Things to do in Kullu

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Manikaran
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Mahadevi Tirth ©
Mahadevi Tirth
Tirthan Valley ©
Tirthan Valley
Hot Water Spring ©
Hot Water Spring

4
nights
Manali

Manali ©
People visit Manali for a number of reasons, but all of them revolve around the landscape.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Spiti Valley, Rohtang Pass, Arjun Gufa, and other attractions. Change things up with a short trip to Gauri Shankar Temple in Kullu (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: appreciate the views at Solang Valley, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anjani Mahadev, step into the grandiose world of Naggar Castle, and contemplate the waterfront views at Beas Kund.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Manali journey planner.

You can drive from Kullu to Manali in 1.5 hours. On the 17th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kangra.

Things to do in Manali

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Himachal Pradesh, Gauri Shankar Temple, Naggar Castle
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:
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Solang Valley ©
Solang Valley
Hidimba Devi Temple ©
Hidimba Devi Temple
Beas River ©
Beas River

2
nights
Kangra

Kangra ©
Kangra is a city and a municipal council in Kangra district now in Indian state of Himachal Pradesh. Baijnath Temple has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baijnath Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Palampur Tea Gardens, and then walk around Saurabh Van Vihar. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Kangra Fort and then don't miss a visit to Masroor Rock Cut Temple.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kangra day trip website.

You can drive from Manali to Kangra in 7 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can go by car to Dharamsala.

Things to do in Kangra

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Palampur, Baijnath Temple
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 19:
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Kangra Fort ©
Kangra Fort
Baijnath Temple ©
Baijnath Temple
Saurabh Van Vihar ©
Saurabh Van Vihar

3
nights
Dharamsala

Dharamsala ©
The hill station of Dharamsala's reputation stems from its large community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, including the Dalai Lama.
You've now added Jawalamukhi Devi Temple to your itinerary. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Triund Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalachakra Temple, explore the activities along Dal Lake, and admire the verdant scenery at Kangra Valley.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dharamsala attractions planning app.

You can drive from Kangra to Dharamsala in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Jammu City.

Things to do in Dharamsala

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Jawalamukhi Devi Temple
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:
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Triund Hill ©
Triund Hill
Bhagsu Waterfall ©
Bhagsu Waterfall
Holistic Massage Centre ©
Holistic Massage Centre

1
night
Jammu City

Jammu City ©
Standing on the banks of the Tawi River, Jammu City enjoys popularity as the winter capital of Kashmir.
On the 22nd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Bagh-e-Bahu, contemplate the long history of Bahu Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bawey Wali Mata Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raghunath Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peer Kho Cave Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ranbireshwar Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Jammu City online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dharamsala to Jammu City takes 4.5 hours. In December in Jammu City, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Katra.

Things to do in Jammu City

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Bahu Fort
Find places to stay Dec 22 — 23:
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Bahu Fort ©
Bahu Fort
Bawey Wali Mata Temple ©
Bawey Wali Mata Temple
Bagh-e-Bahu ©
Bagh-e-Bahu

2
nights
Katra

Katra ©
Located at the foothills of the Trikuta Mountains, Katra serves as a base for the great pilgrimage to the cave shrine of Mata Vaishno Devi.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Bhimgarh Fort and then see the world from above with a helicopter tour. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nau Devi Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaishno Devi, and then make a trip to Bhairo Baba Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Katra trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Jammu City to Katra takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Pahalgam.

Things to do in Katra

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Bhimgarh Fort
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 25:
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Vaishno Devi ©
Vaishno Devi
Bhairo Baba Temple ©
Bhairo Baba Temple
Helicopter Tours

4
nights
Pahalgam

Pahalgam ©
Across the landscape of alpine peaks, conifer forests, and mountain lakes that surrounds Pahalgam lie a number of sites of spiritual importance, and a great biodiversity of wildlife.
Step out of Pahalgam to go to Aru Valley and see Marsar Lake, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the verdant scenery at Betaab Valley, tee off at Pahalgam Golf Course, make a trip to Chandanwari, and go from sight to sight with Kashmir Travel Express.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Pahalgam travel route app.

You can drive from Katra to Pahalgam in 7 hours. In December in Pahalgam, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Srinagar.

Things to do in Pahalgam

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Baisaran, Marsar Lake
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:
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Betaab Valley ©
Betaab Valley
Kashmir Travel Express ©
Kashmir Travel Express
Pahalgam Golf Course ©
Pahalgam Golf Course

2
nights
Srinagar

Srinagar ©
The focus lies mainly on the waters in Srinagar, with the river and lakes of the city dotted with colorful houseboats and making the relatively cool summer capital a popular tourist destination.
Srinagar is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Dal Lake, admire the natural beauty at Shalimar Bagh, don't miss a visit to Ghanta Ghar, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Srinagar trip maker app.

Drive from Pahalgam to Srinagar in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Srinagar, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Srinagar

Parks Nature Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 31:
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Dal Lake ©
Dal Lake
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Nishat Garden ©
Nishat Garden

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